Congratulations are in order for Rihanna and A$AP Rocky as the two are expecting their first child together. The “Umbrella” singer stunned the internet after a series of photos from a shoot featuring her rapper boyfriend began circulating on social media over the weekend.
The Grammy Award-winning singer was photographed alongside the Harlem native, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, in New York City, sporting a long pink jacket. She left the outerwear unbuttoned at the bottom to reveal her glowing bump showered with a gold cross with an assortment of colorful jewels.
In one of the many beautiful photos, the “Peso” rapper was seen kissing the soon-to-be mom on her forehead during their outdoor snow-filled photo shoot. In another shot, the pair was holding hands, looking off into opposite directions.
Fans online have been beside themselves since the photos appeared online. Interestingly enough, the “Diamonds” singer and the “Praise The Lord” rapper have not yet posted the pictures on official Instagram pages. Still, the shots of photographer Miles Diggs broke the internet, garnering reactions from all over.
“Asap must be a really good guy seriously, we all know Rihanna,” wrote one Instagram user. That must be special and congrats to the family.” “She looks so good, just like Nicki when she was pregnant, pregnancy shine,” wrote another person.
Of course, jokes about when fans will receive music were sure to arise—Rihanna’s last studio album, “ANTI,” was released in 2016. The billionaire has since dominated other industries, including fashion and beauty. One Twitter user wrote, “Rihanna pregnant with ASAP Rocky we are NEVER getting that album now.”
“For all of you who have been waiting for an album from aunty Rihanna, you now have another reason to waiting longer,” wrote one critic. “Senior man ‘Asap Rocky’ well done oh.”
“Rihanna fans mad about her not dropping a new album , sh-t us asap rocky fans mad too. That n-gga ASAP making babies but not music,” wrote another. “Unbelievable.”
The longtime friends and frequent collaborators began dating in November 2020, following her breakup from billionaire boyfeiend Hassan Jameel in January 2020. During a May 2021, interview with GQ, A$AP shared that Rihanna was “the love of my life.” He described their relationship as “So much better. So much better when you got the One.”
He added, “She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.” Shortly after, in September 2021, they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala.
During an interview with British Vogue in March 2020, she told the outlet, “I know I will want to live differently,” adding that within the next 10 years, she saw herself having “three or four” children, whether she has a partner or not.
“I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong ….’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives,” she said at the time. “But the only thing that matters is happiness; that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”
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